In this video, I extend a huge congratulations to Dr. Denis Mukwege of Panzi Hospital, 🇨🇩Democratic Republic of Congo 🇨🇩, for his tireless work in treating and restoring the lives of women suffering from sexual violence. Dr. Mukwege is a 2018 recipient of the NOBEL PRIZE. I also urge all girls to get an education and use their skills to contribute to the infrastructural development of African countries.
The Girls of Meru is a groundbreaking new film by Andrea Dorfman that highlights the pursuit of justice for young girls in Meru, Kenya who are the victims of rape. Powerfully-rendered, The Girls of Meru, is a courageous and uplifting message for the urgent need to bring an end to sexual violence against girls globally. As females, our bodies are autonomous and we have the right to be free from assault regardless of the circumstances. We need a shift in how society views women and views our bodies as property for the sole purpose of serving or pleasing men. Thanks to Andrea Dorfman for highlighting the work of Mercy Chidi Baidoo, founder of the Tumaini shelter, and the legal team supporting the girls.
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Habiba Cooper Diallo
I am a Canadian fistula advocate and blogger, and the founder of the Women’s Health Organization International, WHOI. I have been doing fistula awareness-building in Canada for the past 10 years. My work on fistula has led me to Guinea, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. I have been featured in Forbes, the HuffPost, and UNFPA